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Sunday, July 8, 2007

'Stop the Funeral': Local residents unite against violence

Seven by seven, more than 300 Wayne County residents made their way down the courthouse steps Saturday morning before lining up on Walnut Street behind a police escort and a hearse. Then, in silence, they marched -- stopping only a...

Mount Olive man murdered

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Mount Olive man was killed Friday evening in a shooting local law enforcement officers are now calling a murder. Police Chief Emmett Ballree said an investigation into the death of Julius Troublefield Jr., a 38-year-old Center...

Warrant issued for shooting suspect

A manhunt is under way for the suspect who allegedly opened fire on a driver and a car full of children during an argument Thursday morning on Johnson and Williamson streets in Mount Olive. A warrant has been issued for...

WCC puts emphasis on tech training

Wayne Community College is joining forces with other educators and the business community to make sure that skilled workers like plumbers and electricians don't become an endangered species. As many technical workers near retirement age, educators and business leaders say...

Municipal filing period opens

Filing for municipal elections in Wayne County kicked off at noon Friday with Goldsboro mayoral candidate D.A. Stuart the first in line to submit his paperwork. For him, being among the first to file was a matter of making a...

Duplin ponders how to 'package' attractions

Hungry? The Duplin County Tourism Development Authority says it has plenty of good restaurants to offer. Looking for a cool historical site to tour? They have visitors covered there, too. The problem, though, county tourism director Rob Wells said, is...

Carver High alumni gather to share laughter, memories

MOUNT OLIVE -- Eulace Lane knew he was in trouble. He hoped Al King had forgotten about those days on the Carver High School ball-field. King hadn't. "You know, I remember this one day when we played baseball together," King...

SummerFest at Waynesborough

A 109-year-old quilt that's never been slept under will be among the numerous displays featured during SummerFest at Waynesborough Historical Village on Saturday. The blanket will be featured in the Quilt Show, which will be held from 10 a.m. until...

Public record

House fire A Goldsboro home on Rose Street was destroyed by fire Thursday when the occupant, Christopher Goff, poured fuel into a hot lawnmower gas tank causing it to ignite, according to fire officials. The fire spread to a nearby...

Memorial service for former officer

A memorial service for retired Sgt. Ronald Melvin of the Goldsboro Police Department will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park on U.S. 117 South. Melvin will be honored by the Wayne County Fraternal Order of Police...

Duplin paving plans released

With approximately 27 miles of unpaved roads in Duplin County, state Department of Transportation officials are preparing for a busy paving season this year and next. Presenting their list of projects for 2007-08, including several left over from 2006-07, to...

City Council meets Monday

Goldsboro resident Parker Harris will likely learn the fate of his dream Monday, as City Council members are expected to take action on his request to open a teen club downtown. The 19-year-old's conditional land use request is one of...